Almost Forty Going on Fourteen

posted by Momo Fali on March 17, 2011

First of all, this is not my ear.  If you have been a long-time reader here, you know that.  Because along with my Dad’s “big bones” I inherited his gigantic earlobes.

Ironically, the last time I mentioned my ears was for the post I did about a pimple.  That post was just going to be about my pimple, but when I uploaded the picture and saw my earlobe, I felt I should acknowledge that I am aware that I look like an 80 year old…man.

So if you’ve been around here for more than a couple of years, you would know that isn’t my ear.  If you were me, however, you would know that isn’t my ear because there isn’t a mass growing out of it.

Right now, I have a pimple  here…

Only, it’s not that small.  And, there’s no white center.  And, it’s eighteen layers underneath my skin.  And, I wear glasses.  And, it’s HUGE.  And, it hurts.  You can’t really even call it a pimple.  It’s a growth.

My mom looked at it, my sister looked at it and I even made my 12 year old daughter look at it.  “Gah-ROSS, Mom!  Is that a tumor?” I wanted someone to stick a needle in my ear or Van Gogh the thing…you know, to make it feel better.  But, there is nowhere to shove a needle.  There is nothing to lance.  My ear is throbbing and everything is blurry because I can’t wear my glasses.

It’s a shame that the only part of my body that still looks like a teenager is my acne.


  • moosh in indy.

    I’m the deep seated zit whisperer.

    If I can’t fix it, no one can.

  • UP

    Um, there’s this new thing out there, it’s called a DOCTOR!!! Maybe you should try one?

    And they say men never seek medical attention…pshaw!


  • Melisa

    Didn’t that last one inspire the “zit remedies” conversation on Twitter?


  • Amie

    Hot compress? Neosporin and a Band-aid?

  • AlisonH

    Really hot water on a towel, press against it, keep the water coming, refresh the heat as soon as it starts to fade. Till it pops. Might have to redo the next day only not as bad. I didn’t have pimples till 40, but then I sure did for awhile.

  • Jenn

    I had the exact same thing in the same place last week. It’s a cyst not a pimple – leave it alone, don’t touch or squeeze it or it still get worse. It will go down in a few days and never give goh the gratification of popping. Bastard.

  • meleah rebeccah

    Ouch! That HAS to be painful. I hope it goes away soon!

  • Mom Went Crazy

    Ugh! The under the skin pimple is the worst. There is just no way to fix it!! I had one like that just on the inside of my nose. OUCH

  • weaselmomma

    I hope that it heels itself and goes away very soon. I don’t recommend going the Van Gogh route, cause, ya know, you would still have a hard time wearing glasses and all.

  • Heather

    OMG OW! I hate those ones! I get them there too and they hurt SO SO SO SO BAD! Or the ones hidden in your eyebrow!

  • SurprisedMom

    Oh, just OUCH! If it doesn’t go away soon, see the doctor.

    I know what you mean about the acne and being a teenager.

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